Cecilia Braekhus’ return to action against Jessica McCaskill in defense of her World Boxing Association (WBA) Welterweight Championship and all the other belts will have many interesting aspects around it.
This is the first Matchroom Boxing USA featuring women and will take place on the streets of Tulsa, Oklahoma City. A number of elements add to the excitement of the event, of which Braekhus spoke about at an online press conference.
“It’s a big fight. The scenario, being the main fight, a tough opponent like Jessica, who we all know from her fights with Erica Farias and Katie Taylor. I think we will open Matchroom boxing in America with a boom ,” said the undefeated 36-fighter.
“I’ll get the 37th victory in Tulsa. Being in Big Bear for several months has given me another experience in boxing, before I was in meetings, on the phone, flying around, LA-Norway, Norway-LA, but now I’ve been completely focused on my boxing and I’m in the best shape, I can’t remember the last time I was in such good shape and I can’t wait for Saturday,” said the Norwegian fighter.
The fight between Braekhus and McCaskill has had some date changes like all recent fights, and has been marked by the pandemic and the necessary security measures, however, Braekhus does not feel that this is a problem.
“I’ve been doing this for a long time and I know the drill; it’s not the first time a fight has been cancelled for me. Of course, these are extraordinary circumstances, but as soon as the fight was over, we slowed down a bit and had some time off before we slowly start again. I think we did the right thing, we didn’t over-train, but we stayed in shape,” the “First Lady” said of her preparation.
Cecilia said she’s prepared well and knows that McCaskill has done the same. Having the best version of both in the ring predicts a great fight and a great night for women’s boxing worldwide.